[f_minor] GG and Wolferl

maryellen jensen maryellenjensen28 at hotmail.com
Sat Nov 1 20:59:44 MDT 2014

Correction to my last message:

After all, Gould didn't make the damn thing for it to be left unseen. 

There. That's better.

Just what exactly are an artist's rights? To be left unheard and unseen according to the Paley Center? 
According to whom? Certainly not according to the interested public, apparently. 

A heap of shame on you all who support the present system.


From: maryellenjensen28 at hotmail.com
To: f_minor at glenngould.org
Date: Sun, 2 Nov 2014 03:25:10 +0100
Subject: Re: [f_minor] GG and Wolferl

GG and Bernstein live 1959 (listen for Gould's left hand):


I agree with you about GG's "How Mozart..."  Let's get something going: e-mails to Paley Center and the GG Foundation. Get the damn program out on some site somewhere please. 

After all, Gould didn't make the damn thing for it to be left unseen.  


pzumst at bluewin.ch
To: f_minor at glenngould.org
Date: Sun, 2 Nov 2014 00:58:18 +0100
Subject: Re: [f_minor] GG's birthday

G’day Anita
Well, I for one do agree with your teacher. Mozart is 
overrated. Yet the reasons why I and Mr. Gould have or had issues with 
Mozart are different. Mine are aesthetic, I reckon that Mr. Goulds were more 
compositorial (if such a word exists).
Mozart was allright, he wrote some nice riffs and riddims,  I for one 
associate Mozart with candy floss and porcelain dolls and for some strange 
reason Andrew Lloyd Webber. Makes one wonder if he wrote most of his music to 
please and impress other people and not for himself. Bach never had that problem 
as far as I can see. Maybe he would have ripened with time and age, the Requiem 
definetly was a step in that direction. Imagine that, an alternate universe 
where Beethoven and Mozart were in competition....
As for Mr. Goulds legendary distaste of Mozart – well – being a 
non-musician I suspect he had issues with how Wolferl composed.  Or how he 
as a pianist was more or less forced to play the stuff. Not to mention the 
bloody romantic composers.....
Yet Mr. Gould was one of the few people who stood up and said what they 
thought about Mozart and because this story is a vital part in the Hagiographia 
Gouldiana it would be awfully nice to see that short feature being released to 
the public in one form or another.
Now - how about it ?


From: Anita Monroe 
Sent: Monday, October 27, 2014 9:57 PM
To: Discussion of the Canadian pianist Glenn 
Subject: Re: [f_minor] GG's birthday

Pat,  my teacher Yehuda Guttman did not like much of Mozart's 
music, unlike most of the rest of the world.  Yehuda thought that it was 
music of a "young mind" and if he had lived a longer life there would have 
been more complex music..I don't agree with him since I love
so many of Mozart's melodies...

On Wed, Sep 24, 2014 at 12:43 PM, Pat <pzumst at bluewin.ch> wrote:

  Hi all
  I would like to second Our Mary’s motion. I wanna see Mr. Gould rant 
  about Mozart. There must be a way to do it somehow. Maybe we can crowdfund for 
  the copyright or a limited license or summet ? Who brings the arrow root 
  cookies if I bring along some Poland Water for the screening ? 
  My gift ? Either form or mathematics, depends on your point of view. Yet 
  I must point out this is NOT a GG recording:
  maryellen jensen 
  Sent: Tuesday, September 23, 2014 11:59 PM
  To: f_minor at glenngould.org 
  Subject: [f_minor] GG's birthday
  Our Glenn Gould is looking 
  forward to yet another birthday in a day or two -  depending on where you 
  live on the globe.

Time to begin sharing presents. 

I ask The 
  Glenn Gould Foundation to host an internet screening of Gould's rarely seen 
  "How Mozart Became A Bad Composer" on their website. I know they can ask for 
  the rights for a screening (from The Paley Center for Media in NYC). It can be 
  done. So do it.

My present? Colours.

  Les couleurs du Moyen-Âge
par Michel Pastoureau Conférences en lignehttp://www.louvre.fr/les-couleurs-du-moyen-agepar-michel-pastoureau

Colour. Those pearly notes of Gould's all over 
  his Bach - contrasting with the flashes of white, yellow, red, blue, brown, 

best I can do at the 




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